develop and exchange high quality systematic subsurface data sets and methods
facilitate effective re-use of subsurface data to better inform decision making and management of urban resources
establish a data transfer mechanism to a centralised repository for raw subsurface data in standardised formats, to maximise accessibility and re-use of data.
provide access to BGS's attributed 3D model coverage and related GIS data sets
enable users to influence outputs from models to improve usability
assess ASK Network expansion, and/or use as an exemplar for in other cities/areas of the UK
explore integration of geotechnical data and 3D models within building information modelling (BIM)
Better use and re-use of data
Unforeseen ground conditions are often the result of inefficient handling of environmental and geotechnical data, and a lack of re-use of ground investigation data. Improving this situation demands significantly better use, and re-use, of data and knowledge.
Recent collaboration between the BGS, GCC and the private sector is demonstrating the value in a step change in how subsurface data are reported and exchanged between the public and private sectors in Glasgow.
Contact Hugh Barron about joining the ASK Network or for further information.